15" rMBP late 2013: 2.0 vs 2.3GHz i7 processor performance differences?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maluspumila, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. maluspumila macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2013
    I've decided to get a late 2013 15" rMBP to replace my faithful early 2008 15" MBP. My only config question is: What performance differences, if any, am I likely to notice if I go for the 2.3GHz i7 quad-core over the 2.0GHz version?

    My guess is "hardly any difference", especially since I don't do any processor-intensive gaming, graphics/video editing, etc, so I'm assuming I should save the $100 difference. The only thing I use my 2008 MBP for that really strains its processor is Skype/Google Hangouts video chatting.

    But I'm not that familiar with current processors, etc., so I'd be curious if there would be any advantages to a somewhat faster chip that I'm missing.
  2. buysp macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2013
    Sydney, Australia
    If you have the cash, I'd rather invest it in additional RAM or Storage.
  3. maluspumila thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2013
    Okay, thank you. I'm leaning in that direction myself.
  4. raniel macrumors regular


    Jan 2, 2011
    If you plan to use it for many years, get the higher version
  5. Bigdawg4 macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2012

    I was just faced with the same delimna, I chose the 2.0 Ghz model. I chose this one because I only use this computer for internet browsing, light photo editing and building/editing powerpoint, excel or Word documents. I do no video work nor do I "game" unless you call playing pokerstars gaming.

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